2019 Sydney Cup Weights – Melbourne Cup Winners Dominate

27 February, 2019

Melbourne Cup winners Almandin and Rekindling head the weights for the 2019 Group I Sydney Cup (3200m).

Racing NSW handicappers released weights for the $2 million 3200m event on Tuesday.

Atop the 130 handicapped entries is 2016 Melbourne Cup hero Almandin with 58kg. The Lloyd Williams-owned import has raced sparingly since but did record another elite level win in last year’s Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill.

On 56.5kg is Almandin’s stablemate Rekindling, who won the 2017 edition of Australia’s greatest race as a Northern Hemisphere three-year-old. The son of High Chaparral suffered a setback which ruled him out of the race last year. Read More …